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Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 27, 2012 - 06:27pm PT
So what did Bachar think of the PO PO?
I know he didnt like the white man to much...lol


Those are two interesting questions!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Nov 27, 2012 - 06:37pm PT
LEOs are like the Immune system of our society. If you are threatened with real sickness, you need them. Sometimes they win, and sometimes you get sick anyway.

But in situations where there's not much crime, they become like an auto-immune disease like Arthritis, Hashimoto's, or even aids. They attack the people who they are supposed to protect because their main function is to protect by attacking without the best discrimination of what to attack. When it's your job to bust crime, your idea of sucess in your job in our society that emphasizes competition, is to find something to bust.

Thus our prohibition style drug war as turned regular citizens into criminals and LEOs into the enemy. Really sad for both the LEOs and the people as otherwise they could be white knights for all

PEace

Karl
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 27, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
I like the analogy, Karl. Good one.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Nov 27, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
+3 Karl.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Nov 27, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
I ate at Santana's at least twice this weekend.

Better than a lot of the alternatives...
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Nov 27, 2012 - 08:58pm PT
Joshua Tree has the look and feel of a small town. After living here for many years I've noticed that peoples impression seems to be on par with the town of Mayberry.

The real truth however is in stark contrast. The Morongo Basin as a whole is a welfare state. We also have some very big city problems with regards to drugs and theft.

I know because my wife and I had our entire house cleaned out by meth addicts while we were in L.A. so she could get chemo.

Visitors (like the OP) let their guard down and do foolish things like leaving belongings either very visible in their cars, or just outright in the open. Then act surprised by the results.

Law enforcement has their hands full here. The night this apparently happened there was indeed a shooting in Yucca Valley. One person is in the hospital in critical condition.

Joshua Tree is actually a very large area geographically. This means it is a very big area to cover.

Just some perspective to clear some of the outright bullshit that has been posted to this thread.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Nov 27, 2012 - 09:14pm PT
Indirectly related to this - a couple months ago I had an expensive mountain bike stolen from the basement of the office building where I work in downtown San Francisco. The thief managed to get into the bike lockup even though it was key coded. He was recorded on security video cam cutting the lock off and leaving with my bike. I burned the video to CD, printed a couple frame grabs of the thief and dropped it all off with SFPD. I expected to never hear back, but to my surprise got a call a week later from a police inspector saying he was distributing the video for officers to view. Shortly after that I got another call saying 3 officers had recognized the thief, who is a known burgler and meth user, and that the DA was issuing a no bail arrest warrant. I called SFPD today to find out what was happening with the case. They told me the guy was arrested 6 days ago and arraigned this afternoon on charges of grand theft for stealing my bike. He's also facing charges of violating parole.

Unfortunately, there's little chance of getting my bike back, but its assuring to know this guy is doing time as I type and not getting away with it. Quite impressive followup by SFPD. I'll be seeing this crook in court.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Nov 27, 2012 - 09:15pm PT
I ain't against ass kickings - in fact I am very pro ass kicking.
Just do the ass kicking on folks who deserve an ass kicking.
Not innocent citizens.

Problem is, that is in the eye of the beholder.

I seriously doubt that there are many people in bad parts of their lives that are made better by getting beaten. for example:

Having grown up pretty poor as I did, you don't completely trust the police. I was raised to be polite, answer the questions, and move on. But when you've been unfairly tooled a couple of times, you see "that crap" has something to it, and that the police aren't an unbiased mirror merely reflecting back our own bad attitudes.
Hoffbrow

Trad climber
California
Nov 28, 2012 - 09:55am PT
Cops in Joshua Tree are LAME.... I was heading out of the park years ago... stoped at Sams market for some junk food,....... backed my car up 8 feet and THEN turned on my headlights instead of turning the lights on before backing.... (note, this is all in a parking lot) they pulled me over and never asked for any iD... The yanked my car door open and with hands on thier pistol yelled GET OUT OF THE CAR! and asked if i was DRUNK... the last beer i drank was about 20 years ago...... I called their watch commander and told him that his men are THUGS WITH NEPOLIAN COMPLEX.

WHAT A BUNCH OF TAX WASTING DNUT EATING LOOSERS.... really what a bunch of sh#t.

PS glad you got your gear back and lets set up a sting opporation and catch those meth heads in the act
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:01am PT
his men are THUGS WITH NEPOLIAN COMPLEX

Did you mean Neapolitan? Why can't they leave out the faux strawberry?
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Nov 28, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
Cops in Joshua Tree are LAME.... I was heading out of the park years ago... stoped at Sams market for some junk food,....... backed my car up 8 feet and THEN turned on my headlights instead of turning the lights on before backing.... (note, this is all in a parking lot) they pulled me over and never asked for any iD... The yanked my car door open and with hands on thier pistol yelled GET OUT OF THE CAR! and asked if i was DRUNK... the last beer i drank was about 20 years ago...... I called their watch commander and told him that his men are THUGS WITH NEPOLIAN COMPLEX.

Officers routinely look for certain infractions including failure to maintain a single ane, driving too slowly, and driving without headlights to begin a DUI investigation.
(http://www.nicholsandpina.com/dui.html);

According to the CHP who gave me a sobriety test b/c I stopped to piss on the side of the highway, the headlight thing is a red flag in CA as well.
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Nov 28, 2012 - 06:42pm PT
Bachar thought he was black. He disliked the police yet... He liked the officers that saved his home in Mammoth from burning down. He liked the officer that steadied his neck when they got him out of his wrecked car.

Life is weird, that is for sure.
Hoffbrow

Trad climber
California
Nov 28, 2012 - 07:51pm PT
Tough.. they were JERKS. Period... go cry to a judge. Read the note;;; it was in a parking lot at the first 2 seconds of backing up... They have COWBOY attitudes out there and you know it.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
Maybe you should have offered them the ice cream first.




I've been suggesting a sting for years, but you people who naively leave out tempting rewards for theives are also part of the problem, but unfortunately it doesn't work the same as "a fed bear is a dead bear".

Now,... if they sold tweaker-thief hunting tags,...
Hoffbrow

Trad climber
California
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
:) Yes. Ice Cream may have worked :)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
I was gonna post that, too, but I figured it would be met with:
"That's the exception which proves the rule."

I'd also like to introduce Riles to my nephew, aka The Tool Without A
Bad Bone In His Body. If you met him and didn't know he was a tool you'd
think he was a kindergarten teacher.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
^^^^^^^

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
Credit: Reilly
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
I guess you're using a satirical style again there Riley...?
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:25pm PT
what is going on here? I've been away and come back to see that this thread has 194 posts? I read it back when it first came up and thought it was dead after the 3rd post where the OP said he got his gear back. Weird are we here at ST.
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